Industry Veteran Joins Animation Software Leader; Bringing Over 20 Years of Senior Executive Experience from Autodesk, Alias Systems, Kaydara and Meltwater
Montreal, Canada – April 27, 2015 – Toon Boom Animation announced today the appointment of Michel Besner as President, effective immediately. Besner, who previously worked at Meltwater, brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience to Toon Boom – the leading provider of 2D animation and storyboarding software.
“Michel’s track record of success within all mediums of animation – traditional, web, gaming, mobile – and his proven leadership abilities will strengthen our market and leadership as we continue to deliver the best tools for every type of artist,” said Francisco Del Cueto, CTO at Toon Boom.
For over two decades, Besner has brought innovative software solutions to market. As the co-founder and CEO of Kaydara, Besner turned the company’s character animation and motion capture tools, MotionBuilder and FBX, into staples of the entertainment industry. His work in the animation industry continued with leadership roles at Alias Systems as their Vice President of Business Development, Emerging Markets and then as Senior Director of Product Management at Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment division.
“Industry-leading products, a world-class customer base and an amazing group of employees have put Toon Boom Animation in a unique position,” said Besner. “I look forward to taking the company to the next level."
About Toon Boom Animation
Toon Boom Animation Inc.’s award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Our solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers include Walt Disney Animation, Rovio Entertainment, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Nelvana and 20th Century Fox Animation. For more information, visit toonboom.com.